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Award-winning smiles: Brewery owner Barry Schadel and brewer Scott Hargrave have won two trophies at the International Beer awards. Photo Eve Jeffery.
Award-winning smiles: Brewery owner Barry Schadel and brewer Scott Hargrave have won two trophies at the International Beer awards. Photo Eve Jeffery.

Congratulations to The Byron Bay Brewing Company, who have just taken out two major trophies at the Australian International Beer Awards, held last week.

Owner Barry Schadel says, ‘This is an outstanding result for our beers as it’s an international competition with over 1,700 beers from 344 companies from 35 countries.’

‘There were seven different categories for draught beer and we took out

two of them with Byron Bay Premium Ale Draught and Sandman Draught.

‘To be in that race, the beer had to first win gold medals and then all the gold winners competed for the major trophies.

‘I was totally shocked by the result and so was the industry; this gives Byron Bay a lot of credibility in the industry. This is no small event – it’s the best of the best.’

It’s the second biggest beer award event in the world, Mr Schadel says, and the awards night hosted almost 1,000 participants who enjoyed a three course degustation dinner with matching beers from all over the world.

Additionally, The Brewery’s Pale and Pilsner were awarded bronze medals, while the Kingtide IPA Draught was awarded silver.

‘This is our fifth year of entry since we won gold in 2010 for our Byron Bay Pale Lager. Over the last five years our total medals are now 23 with the two major trophies.’

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